AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:25:07 -0400 US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:21:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/19/US-United-States-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-United-States-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3ca5 WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims. Malta rejects ship with suspected Ebola case Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:01:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/19/EU--Malta-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Malta-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3cbc VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island. French medic getting experimental Ebola treatment Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:10:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/19/EU--France-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--France-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3cf6 PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs. Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlement Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:52:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/19/US-Gynecologist-Secret-Recordings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Gynecologist-Secret-Recordings c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3de4 BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations. Options for protection come with flu season Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:49:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/19/US-MED-Flu-Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Flu-Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e0b WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:19:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-44dd FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding. FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:18:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/US--Diabetes.Drug-Eli.Lilly/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Diabetes.Drug-Eli.Lilly c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-41a7 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease. CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/US-MED--Flu.Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Flu.Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4421 WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/US--Obama-Antibiotics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Obama-Antibiotics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4298 WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015. Health law enrollment now 7.3M Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/US-Health-Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4381 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year. Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:33:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/US-Vixen-Workout/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Vixen-Workout c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4509 NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck. First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:54:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/18/US-Michelle-Obama-St-Jude/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Michelle-Obama-St-Jude c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-46e4 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, telling them she was inspired by their focus and courage as they battle life-threatening diseases. Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:59:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/US-On-The-Money-Flu-Shots/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-On-The-Money-Flu-Shots c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-48a0 Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in US Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:16:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/US--NYC-Vegan.City/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--NYC-Vegan.City c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4996 NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing. US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/US-MED--Ebola-Mutation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Ebola-Mutation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4965 WASHINGTON (AP) — It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday. Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:06:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4bce MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done. Doctors Without Borders: French staffer contracts Ebola in Liberia, being evacuated to France Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:15:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-49db MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors Without Borders: French staffer contracts Ebola in Liberia, being evacuated to France. Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/US--Dying.in.America/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Dying.in.America c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-49da WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday. Anthem, hospitals join to offer new insurance plan Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/US-Anthem-Blue-Cross-Hospitals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Anthem-Blue-Cross-Hospitals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-49d9 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining with several prominent Southern California hospitals to offer a new type of health coverage plan it promises will provide high-quality medical care at affordable prices. Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/17/US-MED-Artificial-Sweeteners-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Artificial-Sweeteners- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4a6c NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.